Part of the Lank Rigg group of fells, Crag Fell stands above Ennerdale Water at an elevation of 1,715 ft (523 m) and with a prominence of around 15 m (49 ft). Its name comes from its craggy north face. Its parent peak is Pillar and it is listed as a Wainwright. It is usually ascended from the shores of Ennerdale Water in conjunction with Grike Fell, which stands nearby. On the summit area, there are two mounds of which the one to the north-west is considered to be the highest point. Views are, naturally, of Ennerdale Water to the east with other hills making up the Western Fells beyond.